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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
3
5
CHW
@CLE
3
2
 
(13)
DET
@MIN
3
7
OAK
@SEA
1
4
BAL
@TBD
7
6
LAA
@TEX
7
1
KCR
@TOR
1
10
ATL
@FLA
2
5
CHC
@HOU
4
3
COL
@NYM
2
3
MIL
@PIT
6
5
LAD
@SDP
1
3
ARI
@SFG
7
3
CIN
@STL
6
12
PHI
@WSN
4
3
Friday, September 30, 2005, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 41,304, Time of Game: 2:41
Cubs
4
79-81
 Won 2 
4th, 19 GB
at Astros
3
87-73
 Lost 2 
2nd, 11 GB
W: Roberto Novoa (4-5)
L: Brad Lidge (4-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  2    4 11  0
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    3  6  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .154 .214 .231 .445 17 10 -0.048 1.12 0.067 -0.115 -0.7 2 4 2B
Neifi Perez SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .273 .297 .381 .677 17 9 0.025 1.21 0.103 -0.078 -0.2 0 3
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .338 .420 .668 1.089 16 10 0.075 1.49 0.086 -0.010 0.4 9 1 SF
Nomar Garciaparra 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .284 .322 .459 .782 13 8 0.125 1.81 0.209 -0.084 -0.1 1 1 2B
Matt Murton LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .323 .393 .534 .927 17 10 0.018 1.63 0.115 -0.097 -0.3 3 0
Jeromy Burnitz RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .256 .322 .436 .757 12 9 0.200 1.86 0.272 -0.072 0.4 3 0
Michael Barrett C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .272 .343 .471 .814 13 8 0.237 1.77 0.287 -0.049 0.9 9 0 2B
Corey Patterson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .214 .251 .347 .597 17 12 -0.209 1.31 0.000 -0.209 -1.3 0 0
Carlos Zambrano P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .300 .300 .463 .763 8 5 -0.023 0.95 0.014 -0.037 -0.1 0 0
   Jose Macias PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .257 .278 .323 .602 3 3 -0.047 1.85 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
   Roberto Novoa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Todd Walker PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .306 .357 .476 .833 4 1 0.176 5.14 0.176 0.000 0.7
   Ronny Cedeno PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .356 .375 .731 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .071 .071 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 0 7 38 .297 .289 .378 .668 137 85 0.529 1.58 1.329 -0.798 -0.6 27 9
2B: R Theriot (1, off A Pettitte); N Garciaparra (12, off C Qualls); M Barrett (32, off B Lidge).
SF: D Lee (7, off A Pettitte).
TB: M Barrett 3; N Perez 2; N Garciaparra 2; R Theriot 2; D Lee; T Walker; C Zambrano; M Murton; J Burnitz.
RBI: M Barrett (59); D Lee (107); N Garciaparra (30); T Walker (40).
2-out RBI: N Garciaparra.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 8.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .263 .324 .462 .786 24 17 -0.218 1.95 0.021 -0.239 -0.9 0 2 2B
Willy Taveras CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .290 .324 .339 .663 16 11 0.026 1.30 0.097 -0.071 -0.3 2 1
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .342 .433 .776 8 5 -0.164 5.94 0.000 -0.164 -0.4
Morgan Ensberg 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .283 .388 .561 .949 14 6 -0.105 1.46 0.018 -0.123 -0.6 1 1
Lance Berkman LF-1B 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .297 .413 .530 .943 15 5 0.528 1.54 0.567 -0.039 1.5 2 1 HR
Mike Lamb 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .232 .282 .420 .702 17 9 0.127 1.00 0.148 -0.021 1.1 8 0 HR
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason Lane RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .265 .313 .494 .807 14 9 -0.132 1.45 0.007 -0.140 -1.1 4 0
Adam Everett SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .247 .288 .365 .653 14 9 -0.080 0.76 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 1 5
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .263 .357 .337 .694 15 9 0.166 1.47 0.187 -0.021 0.5 9 0
   Chris Burke PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .307 .366 .673 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Andy Pettitte P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .081 .094 .081 .174 7 5 -0.038 0.70 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 0 1
   Jeff Bagwell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .364 .388 .751 2 2 -0.026 2.01 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Charles Gipson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .250 .273 .523 1 1 -0.055 5.40 0.000 -0.055 -0.2 0 0 SH
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 5 9 38 .188 .297 .406 .704 147 88 0.029 1.59 1.045 -1.017 -1.6 27 12
2B: C Biggio (39, off C Zambrano).
HR: M Lamb (12, off C Zambrano, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); L Berkman (24, off R Novoa, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: C Gipson (2, off R Dempster).
TB: L Berkman 4; M Lamb 4; B Ausmus 2; C Biggio 2; W Taveras.
RBI: L Berkman 2 (82); M Lamb (52).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: A Everett (14).
Outfield Assists: W Taveras (D Lee at home plate).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Carlos Zambrano 7 4 1 1 3 8 1 3.26 28 114 70 34 20 16 7 10 5 0 70 0.294 1.06 2.6
Roberto Novoa, BS (5), W (4-5) 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 4.43 6 14 7 5 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.527 1.83 -1.5
Ryan Dempster, S (33) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.13 4 19 11 7 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.204 4.94 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 5 9 2 3.00 38 147 88 46 23 19 10 14 6 0 70 0 0 -0.029 1.59 1.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Andy Pettitte 7 5 1 1 0 6 0 2.39 26 95 60 40 12 8 11 9 4 0 69 0.294 1.09 2.6
Chad Qualls 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3.32 5 17 10 5 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.192 1.91 -0.5
Brad Lidge, BS (4), L (4-4) 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 2.36 7 25 15 11 1 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 -0.631 3.16 -1.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 0 7 0 3.00 38 137 85 56 16 13 19 12 4 0 69 0 0 -0.529 1.58 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - CB Bucknor, 2B - Phil Cuzzi, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 41,304.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 7mph in from Centerfield.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman R. Novoa -54% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball); Taveras Scores
t9 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Burnitz B. Lidge 27% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Murton to 3B
t9 2-3 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Barrett B. Lidge 27% 82% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Murton Scores; Burnitz to 3B
t8 1-1 2 12- 4,(3-0)  RO CHC N. Garciaparra C. Qualls 21% 69% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Perez Scores/unER; Lee out at Hm/CF-SS-C
t9 3-3 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  R CHC T. Walker B. Lidge 18% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Barrett Scores; Patterson to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Theriot A. Pettitte -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC N. Perez A. Pettitte -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee A. Pettitte -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU W. Taveras C. Zambrano 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg C. Zambrano 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC N. Garciaparra A. Pettitte -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Murton A. Pettitte -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Burnitz A. Pettitte -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano -11% 36% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b2 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Lane C. Zambrano 1% 38% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU A. Everett C. Zambrano 1% 39% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Barrett A. Pettitte -3% 36% Lineout: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Patterson A. Pettitte -2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC C. Zambrano A. Pettitte 1% 36% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot A. Pettitte -3% 33% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano 2% 35% Lineout: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU A. Pettitte C. Zambrano 1% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano -2% 35% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b3 1-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU W. Taveras C. Zambrano 3% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC N. Perez A. Pettitte -3% 35% Lineout: 3B
t4 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee A. Pettitte 3% 38% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t4 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra A. Pettitte -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B; Lee to 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Murton A. Pettitte -4% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Ensberg C. Zambrano 2% 34% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano 2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano 1% 36% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz A. Pettitte -3% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Barrett A. Pettitte -2% 31% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC C. Patterson A. Pettitte -1% 29% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lane C. Zambrano 2% 31% Popfly: 1B
b5 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU A. Everett C. Zambrano 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -1% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU A. Pettitte C. Zambrano 2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano A. Pettitte -4% 30% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC R. Theriot A. Pettitte 7% 37% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t6 0-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  CHC N. Perez A. Pettitte 8% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Theriot to 3B
t6 0-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO CHC D. Lee A. Pettitte 1% 46% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Theriot Scores
t6 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC N. Garciaparra A. Pettitte -4% 42% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
b6 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 3% 46% Lineout: RF
b6 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU W. Taveras C. Zambrano 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Ensberg C. Zambrano -2% 46% Walk
b6 1-1 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -3% 44% Walk; Ensberg to 2B
b6 1-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano -4% 40% Walk; Ensberg to 3B; Berkman to 2B
b6 1-1 2 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lane C. Zambrano 10% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 5-6-7
t7 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Murton A. Pettitte -4% 46% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz A. Pettitte -3% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Barrett A. Pettitte 2% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t7 1-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson A. Pettitte -4% 41% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Everett C. Zambrano 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -4% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Jeff Bagwell pinch hits for Andy Pettitte (P) batting 9th
b7 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 3% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ausmus to 2B
b7 1-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 9-1-2
Chad Qualls replaces Jeff Bagwell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jose Macias pinch hits for Carlos Zambrano (P) batting 9th
t8 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Macias C. Qualls -5% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot C. Qualls -4% 42% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC N. Perez C. Qualls 3% 44% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t8 1-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  CHC D. Lee C. Qualls 4% 48% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Perez to 2B
t8 1-1 2 12- 4,(3-0)  RO CHC N. Garciaparra C. Qualls 21% 69% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Perez Scores/unER; Lee out at Hm/CF-SS-C
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Roberto Novoa facing 2-3-4
Roberto Novoa replaces Jose Macias (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU W. Taveras R. Novoa -10% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b8 1-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg R. Novoa 9% 69% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b8 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman R. Novoa -54% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball); Taveras Scores
b8 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Lamb R. Novoa 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Lane R. Novoa -1% 15% Walk
b8 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU A. Everett R. Novoa 2% 16% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 5-6-7
Brad Lidge replaces Mike Lamb (1B) pitching and batting 5th
Lance Berkman moves from LF to 1B
Charles Gipson replaces Chad Qualls (P) playing LF batting 9th
t9 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Murton B. Lidge 12% 28% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Burnitz B. Lidge 27% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Murton to 3B
t9 2-3 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Barrett B. Lidge 27% 82% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Murton Scores; Burnitz to 3B
t9 3-3 0 -23 4,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson B. Lidge -13% 68% Fielder's Choice 1B; Burnitz out at Hm/1B-C; Barrett to 3B
Todd Walker pinch hits for Roberto Novoa (P) batting 9th
t9 3-3 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  R CHC T. Walker B. Lidge 18% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Barrett Scores; Patterson to 2B
Ronny Cedeno pinch runs for Todd Walker (PH) batting 9th
t9 4-3 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Theriot B. Lidge -3% 83% Popfly: 1B
t9 4-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC N. Perez B. Lidge -3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 8-9-1
Ryan Dempster replaces Ronny Cedeno (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Ausmus R. Dempster -13% 66% Walk
b9 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Gipson R. Dempster 5% 72% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Ausmus to 2B
Chris Burke pinch runs for Brad Ausmus (C) batting 8th
b9 3-4 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Dempster 12% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Burke to 3B
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Willy Taveras (CF) batting 2nd
b9 3-4 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro R. Dempster 16% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.

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  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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